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8 April 1999 Edition

A Year Without Progress

8 April 1999

The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 was greeted with great optimism across the island of Ireland. The vast majority of people endorsed it in referenda on both sides of the border bacause they wanted to see peace and political change in the Six Counties. One year later, their hopes have yet to be realised. Free article

Best easter turnout in years

8 April 1999

A round up of the easter commemorations Free article

RUC incompetence exposed

8 April 1999

Calls for a totally independent investigation into the murder of Lurgan solicitor Rosemary Nelson continue as further RUC incompetence is exposed. Free article

Crossmaglen - Doubts over British land pledge

8 April 1999

The South Armagh Farmers and Residents Committee (SAFRC) has reacted with skepticism to the British government's announcement that the British army is to give back to Crossmaglen Rangers GAA club the land they took from it to extend the army's base. Free article


RUC deliver 12 death threats

8 April 1999

Sinn Féin's North Belfast Assembly member, Gerry Kelly, has attacked the RUC for employing death threats as a means of intimidating people. Free article

Mitchell's talks experiences

8 April 1999

Senator George Mitchell has published details of his experiences during the talks process leading up to the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. Free article

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